Is there a way to remove the "switch user" button shown in the photo below? Thanks! enter image description here

  • Not a duplicate. This is just asking about the button.
    – Sponge Bob
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:07
  • Yet; The solution is the answer to the linked question.
    – Ramhound
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:42

Option 1:

Delete all other user accounts on the system.

Option 2:

Use a machine policy to hide fast user switching.

  • Start > Run > type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon and enable "Hide entry points for Fast User Switching".
  • Start > Run > type gpupdate /force and hit enter.
  • If it doesn't make you, reboot to have the setting take effect.

If you're using a Home/non-Pro version of Windows where the policy editor is missing, you can apply the same policy manually by editing the registry directly:

  • Start > Run > type regedit.exe and hit enter.
  • Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.
  • Create a DWORD (32-bit) Value named HideFastUserSwitching (right-click on the right side of the editor and select New > DWORD(32bit) Value.
  • Set the Value data for HideFastUserSwitching to 1.
  • Exit Regedit and reboot the machine.

Source for registry version

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    One might want to point out. This only works if you have a version of Windows that has gpedit.msc Windows 7 Home Premium for instance does not. There are ways around that limitation though
    – Ramhound
    Jan 5 '15 at 20:18
  • @Ramhound Yeah, it'd be nice if OPs told us that info eh? ;) I'll update my answer. Jan 5 '15 at 20:19
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    – Ramhound
    Jan 5 '15 at 20:24
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    Thanks for the answer. And sorry I didn't clarify, but I am using Win7 Ultimate. But this way other people who don't have Ultimate can use this method.
    – Sponge Bob
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:18

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